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Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?
09 August 2018, 02:26 | Glen Norman
Boris Johnson under fire for ‘hate’ burqa comments
Seen as a way to burnish his credentials for a future leadership contest in a climate of right-wing headwinds in Europe, Johnson set forth his views on the recent burka ban in Denmark in his column in The Daily Telegraph.
Armeena added, "If a woman wants to wear a short dress, it is her right and freedom to do so".
The retrogressive Islamic clergy has succeeded in persuading ill-informed Muslims through suspect secondary sources that God wants women to cover their faces, when in reality it is...
Dr Hargey has frequently criticised the practice of wearing the burka, and has also courted controversy in some circles for allowed men and women to pray together and for discouraging Muslim-only schools. "I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes".
She said: "I know that many people have found this offensive".
The party's chairman, Brandon Lewis, has received at least one written complaint about Johnson's conduct from the Muslim peer Lord Sheikh and has to decide whether to launch disciplinary proceedings against Johnson or not.
Pakistani actor Armeena Khan called out former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson over his derogatory comments against women who wear the burqa.
"It's not the job of the Prime Minister to tell backbenchers what to do. If we fail to speak up for liberal".
But the survey for the Sky News found people are split as to whether the former foreign secretary should apologise for his remarks - 45 per cent think he should do so, 48 per cent think he should not.
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